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Annual International Conference

Every year the Centre of African Studies hosts an annual conference on key issues at the cutting edge of Africa-related research. These conferences bring together internationally renowned scholars and members of the African Studies community in the UK and abroad to present and discuss new directions in African Studies.

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CAS Annual Conference 2018:
Date and Time
26th Apr 2018 08:30 - 26th Apr 2018 18:00
New College

In 2017, two eminent historians whose work focused on Malawi passed away. To commemorate John and Jack we cordially invite you to attend the conference ‘Politics, Society and Christianity in Malawi and Beyond’ on 26 April 2018. The conference offers an opportunity to reflect on their tremendous contribution to African studies, studies of African Christianity and the historiography of Africa. Further, it provides a platform for younger generations of scholars who have been inspired by John’s and Jack’s work.

The conference invites you to explore key themes in the historical and social scientific study of Africa featuring prominently in John’s and Jack’s research such as the embeddedness of the academy in society both in Africa and the UK; Christianity and power; material and visual culture in Africa; and Malawi and Global History.

Please find a copy of the proposed Conference Programme here.

Please register for your ticket to the event here. 

Hosted by:

Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh

Division of History and Politics, University of Stirling

Scotland-Malawi Partnership

Sponsored by:

British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi


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